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Shared Caged Physical Collocation - V18.0

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Product Description

Shared Caged Physical Collocation allows two or more Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) to share or sublease a single Caged Physical Collocation enclosure. This can be accomplished with one of two arrangements; a sublease arrangement or a joint application. The sublease arrangement allows a CLEC with an existing collocation site to sublease a portion of their caged enclosure with another CLEC(s) in accordance with the terms and conditions of a sublease agreement between the CLECs. Shared Caged Physical Collocation may also be established through joint application by multiple CLECs, where they jointly apply to share a single caged enclosure.

Product Diagram

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Availability

Shared Caged Physical Collocation is available where facilities exist throughout CenturyLink QC.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are included in your Interconnection Agreement. If these terms differ from those set forth in this web page then the terms of your Interconnection Agreement may prevail.

Information regarding Collocation terms and conditions is located in the Terms and Conditions section of Collocation - General Information.

Terms and conditions for Caged Physical Collocation, which also apply to Shared Caged Physical Collocation, are located in the Terms and Conditions section of Caged Physical Collocation.

CenturyLink will not place restrictions on a CLECs ability to contract with other CLECs to share its Collocation cage in a sublease-type arrangement.

Each CLEC's equipment will have its own unique Common Language® Location Identifier (CLLI™) code delineating the equipment within the shared space. Requests for -48V DC Power and terminations to the appropriate cross connect device or Interconnection Distribution Frame (ICDF) also are unique to each CLEC.

If two or more CLECs have Interconnection Agreements, and utilize a shared collocation arrangement, CenturyLink™ will permit each CLEC to order Unbundled Network Elements (UNEs) to and provision service from the shared Collocation space.

When requesting a sublease arrangement for Shared Caged Physical Collocation, the secondary collocator is responsible for negotiating an agreement for the space with the original CLEC of record. CenturyLink will not accept the application unless the secondary collocator provides a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the original collocator.

CenturyLink will be indemnified from any liability or disputes associated with the Shared Caged Physical Collocation. The original collocator assumes all responsibility for the construction project and any damage that may occur during the placement of the secondary collocator's equipment.

CenturyLink has a separate billing relationship with each collocator.

Technical Publications

Terms and conditions are included in your Interconnection Agreement. If these terms differ from those set forth in this web page then the terms of your Interconnection Agreement may prevail.

Information regarding Collocation terms and conditions is located in the Terms and Conditions section of Collocation - General Information.

Terms and conditions for Caged Physical Collocation, which also apply to Shared Caged Physical Collocation, are located in the Terms and Conditions section of Caged Physical Collocation.

CenturyLink will not place restrictions on a CLECs ability to contract with other CLECs to share its Collocation cage in a sublease-type arrangement.

Each CLEC's equipment will have its own unique Common Language® Location Identifier (CLLI™) code delineating the equipment within the shared space. Requests for -48V DC Power and terminations to the appropriate cross connect device or Interconnection Distribution Frame (ICDF) also are unique to each CLEC.

If two or more CLECs have Interconnection Agreements, and utilize a shared collocation arrangement, CenturyLink will permit each CLEC to order Unbundled Network Elements (UNEs) to and provision service from the shared Collocation space.

When requesting a sublease arrangement for Shared Caged Physical Collocation, the secondary collocator is responsible for negotiating an agreement for the space with the original CLEC of record. CenturyLink will not accept the application unless the secondary collocator provides a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the original collocator.

CenturyLink will be indemnified from any liability or disputes associated with the Shared Caged Physical Collocation. The original collocator assumes all responsibility for the construction project and any damage that may occur during the placement of the secondary collocator's equipment.

CenturyLink has a separate billing relationship with each collocator.

Pricing

Rate Structure

Collocation rate elements are located in the Pricing section of Collocation - General Information.

Shared Caged Physical Collocation charges are based on information you provide on your Collocation Application and the work to be performed. Additional charges unique to Shared Caged Physical Collocation are:

Recurring charges are comprised of the following rate elements:

  • -48 Volt Direct Current (DC) Power Cable Charge
  • Fencing Credit
  • Grounding Charges
  • Space Construction

Nonrecurring charges are comprised of the following rate elements:

  • -48 Volt DC Power Cable Charge
  • Fencing Credit
  • Grounding Charge
  • Site Preparation
  • Space Construction

Rates

Wholesale rates for this product or service, including tariff references and any applicable discounts, are provided in your current Interconnection, Resale, Commercial or other governing agreement.

Tariffs, Regulations and Policy

Tariff, regulations and policies are located in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.

Optional Features

Optional Features are located in the Optional Features section of Collocation - General Information.

Features/Benefits

Features Benefits
Shared Caged Physical Collocation
  • You have 24/7 access to your collocation site.
  • Allows a CLEC with no existing presence to sublease from an existing CLEC with Caged Physical Collocation.
  • Allows two or more CLECs to jointly apply for Caged Physical Collocation.
  • Allows for quick market entry
  • Small space increments are also available

Applications

CenturyLink Shared Caged Physical Collocation allows you to interconnect with CenturyLink's network.

Implementation

Product Prerequisites

If you are a new CLEC and are ready to do business with CenturyLink, view Getting Started as a Facility-Based CLEC. If you are an existing CLEC wishing to amend your Interconnection Agreement or New Customer Questionnaire, additional information is located in the Interconnection Agreement.

If you are subleasing collocation space from another CLEC are required to obtain LOA from the original collocator.

Pre-Ordering

General pre-ordering activities are described in the Pre-Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.

Ordering

General ordering activities are described in the Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.

If you are applying for Shared Caged Physical Collocation under a joint application, both CLECs are required to jointly submit the application. The Collocation Acceptance is considered complete upon receipt of the first 50% of the quoted charges, including 100% of the prorated Quote Preparation Fee (QPF), from each CLEC, and signatures from both CLECs acknowledging acceptance of the quote.

If you are requesting Shared Caged Physical Collocation from a CLEC with an existing Caged Physical Collocation space you are required to submit the Collocation Application form accompanied by a LOA.

Submit a New/ Change/Augment Application form to order Shared Caged Physical Collocation at a particular CenturyLink Central Office (CO). The form is located in the Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Information on how to cancel a Shared Caged Physical Collocation order already in progress is located in the Collocation - Cancellation Overview process. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Information on how to decommission a completed Shared Caged Physical Collocation site is in the Collocation - Decommissioning Overview process. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Physical and Virtual APOT and other APOT(s) specific to Shared Caged Physical Collocation can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Provisioning and Installation

General provisioning and installation activities are described in the Provisioning and Installation section of Collocation - General Information.

Maintenance and Repair

General maintenance and repair activities are described in the Maintenance and Repair section of Collocation-General Information.

You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all your equipment in your shared cage, including cleaning and refuse removal.

Emergency access information to your caged collocation must be made available to CenturyLink.

CenturyLink requires your presence when entering your cages for any provisioning, installation, maintenance, and repair reasons, unless prior access information and permission have been made available to CenturyLink.

Billing

General billing activities are described in the Billing section of Collocation - General Information.

Shared Caged Physical Collocation may be established through joint application by the CLECs. CenturyLink has a separate billing relationship with each applicant and will look to each collocator for payment of its proportionate share of the charges. CenturyLink will prorate the charge by determining the total charge for site preparation and allocating that charge based on the percentage of the total space utilized by each collocator.

Training

Local CenturyLink 101 "Doing Business With CenturyLink"

  • This introductory web-based training course is designed to teach the Local CLEC and Local Reseller how to do business with CenturyLink. It will provide a general overview of products and services, CenturyLink billing and support systems, processes for submitting service requests, reports, and web resource access information. Click here for Course detail and registration information.

Collocation

  • This is a self-directed, web-based training course that provides the participant with an overview level of knowledge of Collocation products, concepts, features, requirements, configurations, entrance facility options, test points, and policies. Click here to learn more about this course and to register.

View additional CenturyLink courses in the Course Catalog.

Contacts

CenturyLink contact information is located in Wholesale Customer Contacts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Last Update: February 3, 2012

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